alucart
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alucart

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DAC1541 + EAR HP4 + Utopia = almost the right balance of musicality & resolution =) Aug 15, 2017

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    1. alucart
      alucart
      DAC1541 + EAR HP4 + Utopia = almost the right balance of musicality & resolution =)
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      3. alucart
        alucart
        It's not quite as resolving as the Yggy but I find it not quite as analytical, suiting my tastes - its missing some of the body of the Pavane, though!
        Aug 15, 2017
      4. brencho
        brencho
        oh interesting. do you have speakers to test for things like soundstage? my biggest beef with gumby/yggy is the weird tunnel-like stage on speakers.
        Aug 15, 2017
      5. alucart
        alucart
        Alas no speakers >_< I'm living the nomadic life of periodic apartment living!
        Aug 15, 2017
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    2. alucart
      alucart
      Going back to HD800 after Utopia = headache >_<
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      2. pedalhead
        pedalhead
        moar EQ required!
        Feb 3, 2017
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    3. alucart
      alucart
      SR007 or SR009? Can't decide...
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      2. shipsupt
        shipsupt
        You can likely narrow your choice by thinking about what kind of "sound" you like and what you plan to drive them with. They are finicky in different ways... The 009 not playing well with gear that's going to make it overly bright, and the 007 needing some go-go juice.
        Nov 14, 2016
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      3. MuppetFace
        MuppetFace
        I find the SR-009 has more of an initial "wow factor," whereas the virtues of the SR-007 are more likely to creep up on you over time. Whereas I find the SR-009 fatiguing after a while, the 007 can give me hours of comfortable listening. Like @shipsupt said, they tend to pair better with different upstream gear.
        Nov 27, 2016
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      4. alucart
        alucart
        Thanks for the tips guys - I managed to purchase a DIY BHSE so I'm leaning towards the SR007, but plan to audition both at my favourite store when work permits...

        I must admit that I lend towards the modded HD650s over my modded HD800s, so maybe I'll be a SR007 fan...
        Nov 27, 2016
    4. alucart
      alucart
      HD800 + 300B tube magic = heaven!
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      2. alucart
        alucart
        A custom made one in Australia by Eric Chan (McChanson amps on eBay)
        Apr 24, 2016
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      3. Smitty
        Smitty
        Oh, nice! I wonder if he could make one with dual output taps, one for low impedance and one for IEC...
        Apr 24, 2016
      4. alucart
        alucart
        It wouldn't hurt to ask him - I can PM you his email if you'd like
        Apr 25, 2016
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    5. alucart
      alucart
      Arggh, wish Australian stores stocked Eddie Current and DNA Audio >_<
      1. chakku
        chakku
        I was under the impression EC stuff was made to order in limited quantities?
        Jan 29, 2016
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      2. kapanak
        kapanak
        Not even American stores stock EC or DNA stuff, mate. G'day!
        Jan 29, 2016
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      3. alucart
        alucart
        Aye, I just realised the truth of what you both have said >_<
        Feb 16, 2016
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Australia
    Occupation:
    Health
    Gear List:
    - Sennheiser HD800 (cork and rug liner mod)
    - Sennheiser HD650 (Dynamat and spider mod)
    - Focal Utopia (stock cable)
    - Stax SR007 mkII SZ3
    - Stax SR009

    - McChanson MarZe++ 300B SET
    - EAR HP4
    - DNA Stratus
    - EC Zana Deux
    - Schiit Ragnarok
    - Laconic Night Blues Mini

    - Schiit Yggdrasil
    - Metrum Pavane
    - Metrum Octave
    - Soekris DAC1541

    - KGSSHV Carbon

    - Dunu DN2000J
    - Etymotic ER4S
    - Final Heaven V
    - AKT5p
    - VSonic GR07 Classic
    - Campfire Andromeda
    - Sony WM1A
    - Sony EX1000
    - PC gamer
    - Amateur hour piano and violin

    Signature

    Home:
    PC -> Lynx AES16e -> Metrum Pavane (AES) -> DNA Stratus (2017 build) / EC ZDS -> HD800/Utopia OR KGSSHV Carbon -> Stax SR-007

    Work:

    PC -> Audiophilleo 2 (Coax) -> Metrum Octave Mk1 -> Laconic Labs NBM -> Modded HD650s (Dynamat + Spider)
    -> USB -> Soekris DAC1541 -> Utopia

    On the go:
    Sony WM1A -> Sony EX-1000 / Campfire Andromeda